Justice League: Gods and Monsters [Blu-ray]
In an alternative history Zod is Superman's father, Batman is a vampiric Man-Bat, and Wonder Woman is the child of Ares, God of War. When these dark heroes form an alliance, the question everyone asks is will they save the world, or rule it?
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1999 Triangle No. 43
Writer: Rand Frenz
Penciller: Ron Frenz
Inker: Sal Buscema
Reviewed by: Gareth Baker (GHLBJEDI@aol.com)
The Parasite lands in the middle of Metropolis as the SCU move in. When Superman attacks, Parasite punches him through the rotor blades of an SCU chopper. Superman crashes to the floor whilst SV saves the chopper. Once that's done, Parasite attacks her again, but Superman knocks her clear of his blast.
The SCU choppers fire missiles at The Parasite, which he easily deflects. Superman and SV take one each and deal with it in their own particular way. By the time SV returns, The Parasite has captures Superman and is draining his powers. SV grabs The Parasite and begins to drain him, carrying him off and up into spaThere she regains all her memories. She is Sharon Vance AKA Kismet. She left home after her parents died, and was struck by lightning on her plane, giving her her amazing powers. As the powers build up it can no longer be contained and there's an explosion.
Back on Earth, people begin to worry when SV returns with The Parasite tossed over her shoulder. All ends well except for Billy. She no longer wants to marry him, she is now Strange Visitor, a new super hero.
Story - 3: The story was a pleasing end to a story which, quite frankly, I could have lived without. It's clearly a fill in before all the new writers etc come on, and that it does very well. I was disappointed that SV powers had nothing to do with Superman. What intrigues me is what will become of Kismet now? and SV?
Art - 3: The art did it's job. It told the story. There was nothing bad, but sadly nothing good either.
Cover - 4: One of the better covers of the series, and it seems somewhat reminiscent of something. What?
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